The table below looks at the statistics for Windows XP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows XP over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 88 65 57
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -8
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 35 56 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.38% 2.21% 2.85%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.88% 10.43% 13.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 19 14
Average daily rate
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£331 £270 £161
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.68% +67.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £182 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £376 £329
UK excluding London average daily rate £170 £195 £250
% change year-on-year
-12.82% -22.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 10
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.35 £14.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-4.64% +1.81%
Windows XP
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
509 537 518
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 20.06% 21.22% 21.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 253 198
Average daily rate £375 £338 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £181 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 33 27
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.12 £24.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -3.12%

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows XP Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Windows XP
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows XP across the Berkshire region.

Windows XP Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Windows XP
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows XP across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Windows XP Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP across the Berkshire region.

Windows XP Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Windows XP
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows XP within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +4 22 £338 +17.90% 8
Bracknell -4 7 £170 -36.44% 2
Slough +4 6 £150 -
Windows XP
South East

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Windows XP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows XP.

1 63 (100.00%) Windows
2 37 (58.73%) Windows 7
3 34 (53.97%) Active Directory
4 33 (52.38%) Security Cleared
5 30 (47.62%) Microsoft
6 23 (36.51%) MS Office
7 19 (30.16%) DV Cleared
7 19 (30.16%) SCCM
8 18 (28.57%) SC Cleared
9 15 (23.81%) MS Excel
10 13 (20.63%) ITIL
10 13 (20.63%) Migration
11 12 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
12 11 (17.46%) Microsoft Certification
12 11 (17.46%) Windows Server 2003
13 10 (15.87%) DNS
13 10 (15.87%) SQL
13 10 (15.87%) MCSE
14 9 (14.29%) MCP
14 9 (14.29%) MSI
14 9 (14.29%) SCOM
14 9 (14.29%) Application Packaging
15 8 (12.70%) SharePoint
16 7 (11.11%) DHCP
16 7 (11.11%) VB
16 7 (11.11%) Configuration Management
16 7 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
16 7 (11.11%) Network Management
16 7 (11.11%) Windows 8
17 6 (9.52%) MS Exchange

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Windows XP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows XP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (12.70%) SharePoint
2 6 (9.52%) MS Exchange
3 5 (7.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (4.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (4.76%) Documentum
4 3 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (3.17%) Lync
5 2 (3.17%) Live Communications Server
6 1 (1.59%) IIS
6 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.59%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 23 (36.51%) MS Office
2 15 (23.81%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.59%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.59%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (15.87%) DNS
2 7 (11.11%) DHCP
3 6 (9.52%) TCP/IP
4 5 (7.94%) LAN
5 4 (6.35%) WAN
5 4 (6.35%) VPN
6 3 (4.76%) Internet
6 3 (4.76%) VoIP
7 2 (3.17%) FTP
7 2 (3.17%) HTTP
7 2 (3.17%) APPN
7 2 (3.17%) SNA
8 1 (1.59%) Firewall
8 1 (1.59%) ADSL
8 1 (1.59%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.94%) MS Access
2 4 (6.35%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.17%) DB2
3 2 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 9 (14.29%) MSI
2 2 (3.17%) Wise Package Studio
2 2 (3.17%) WinRunner
2 2 (3.17%) TestDirector
2 2 (3.17%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 3 (4.76%) Retail
2 2 (3.17%) French Language
2 2 (3.17%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (3.17%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.59%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (30.16%) Support Engineer
2 9 (14.29%) Analyst
3 8 (12.70%) 2nd Line Support
4 7 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
4 7 (11.11%) Applications Packager
4 7 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
4 7 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 6 (9.52%) Support Analyst
6 4 (6.35%) IT Support
6 4 (6.35%) 1st Line Support Engineer
6 4 (6.35%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (6.35%) 1st Line Support
6 4 (6.35%) Desktop Support
7 3 (4.76%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (4.76%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 3 (4.76%) Help Desk Technician
7 3 (4.76%) Desktop Analyst
7 3 (4.76%) Service Analyst
8 2 (3.17%) Messaging Support Engineer
8 2 (3.17%) Messaging Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.29%) Application Packaging
2 2 (3.17%) APPC
2 2 (3.17%) WSH
3 1 (1.59%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.94%) Blackberry
2 4 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.35%) Clustering
3 2 (3.17%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.17%) iPhone
3 2 (3.17%) iSeries
3 2 (3.17%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.17%) AS400
3 2 (3.17%) PDA
4 1 (1.59%) PKI
4 1 (1.59%) Replication
4 1 (1.59%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.59%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 63 (100.00%) Windows
2 37 (58.73%) Windows 7
3 12 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (17.46%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (11.11%) Windows 8
6 3 (4.76%) Windows Vista
7 2 (3.17%) i5/OS
7 2 (3.17%) AIX
7 2 (3.17%) Windows 2000
7 2 (3.17%) OS/400
8 1 (1.59%) Linux
8 1 (1.59%) Android
8 1 (1.59%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (20.63%) ITIL
1 13 (20.63%) Migration
2 7 (11.11%) Configuration Management
2 7 (11.11%) Network Management
3 4 (6.35%) Project Management
4 3 (4.76%) Software Delivery
5 2 (3.17%) High Availability
5 2 (3.17%) Software Distribution
5 2 (3.17%) Service Desk Management
5 2 (3.17%) Test Automation
5 2 (3.17%) Test Scripting
5 2 (3.17%) Validation
5 2 (3.17%) Service Delivery
5 2 (3.17%) Change Management
6 1 (1.59%) Software Testing
6 1 (1.59%) Incident Management
6 1 (1.59%) Risk Management
6 1 (1.59%) ITSM
6 1 (1.59%) E-Commerce
6 1 (1.59%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 10 (15.87%) SQL
2 7 (11.11%) VB
3 5 (7.94%) VBA
4 3 (4.76%) C
5 2 (3.17%) COBOL
5 2 (3.17%) RPG
6 1 (1.59%) Java
6 1 (1.59%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 33 (52.38%) Security Cleared
2 19 (30.16%) DV Cleared
3 18 (28.57%) SC Cleared
4 11 (17.46%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (15.87%) MCSE
6 9 (14.29%) MCP
7 2 (3.17%) MCSA
7 2 (3.17%) IBM Certification
7 2 (3.17%) MCTS
7 2 (3.17%) MCITP
8 1 (1.59%) ISEB
8 1 (1.59%) A+ Certification
8 1 (1.59%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.76%) SLA
2 1 (1.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.59%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (1.59%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 34 (53.97%) Active Directory
2 7 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (6.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (4.76%) Hyper-V
5 2 (3.17%) vSphere
5 2 (3.17%) PowerHA
6 1 (1.59%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.59%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.59%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 19 (30.16%) SCCM
2 9 (14.29%) SCOM
3 5 (7.94%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 4 (6.35%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (6.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (3.17%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (3.17%) Tivoli NetView
5 2 (3.17%) Netcool
6 1 (1.59%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 30 (47.62%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.94%) HP
2 5 (7.94%) McAfee
3 4 (6.35%) Citrix
3 4 (6.35%) VMware
4 3 (4.76%) Cisco
4 3 (4.76%) EMC
5 2 (3.17%) NetIQ
5 2 (3.17%) Veritas
5 2 (3.17%) IBM
5 2 (3.17%) Remedy
6 1 (1.59%) Google
6 1 (1.59%) Dell
6 1 (1.59%) Apple
6 1 (1.59%) Symantec
6 1 (1.59%) LANDesk
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